A Six Word Memoir…
I thought it might be fun and therapeutic to see if we could write a six word memoir. I read about this in ‘O Magazine’ and it seemed intriguing. Apparently Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a six word story and he came up with this brilliant line:
For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
I went on Google and found out there have been books published on the topic of six word memoirs. (Writer and editor, Larry Smith issued the challenge back in 2006 to his Web readers.) So I figured, that on this Therapeutic Thursday, we could reveal a little something about ourselves in the form of a six word memoir. I’ve actually been thinking of mine and it’s not easy. It sort of hurts my brain. It’s difficult to sum up your life’s meaning in six words. I think that’s why I deem it therapeutic.
It’s tempting to see what others have done and copy. There are plenty to read on the internet. If you need to look, go ahead. Just try to be original. And if you care to provide a backstory, go ahead. OR it can just stand on its own.
Here are some samples that I came across:
- Well, I thought it was funny. – Steven Colbert
- I have time to fix this
- The good child, until I wasn’t
- Old too soon. Smart too late.
I’ll always keep my eternal perspective. – A Gripping Life
This is harder than a Haiku, my dear friend…
Love to chat, but good listener.
That’s soooo you! Could anything be more true? I think that will stand the test of time. Haha!
Ard Pete: Slighty used, slightly damaged
My friends used to call me Pete “It was only a bloody joke” Howorth haha
Haha! that suits you!
I certainly don’t see the damage, but I can’t speak about the USED part! Haha!
Good one, I think?
“Please don’t take me too seriously.”
Hah I don’t know. Maybe I could think of a better one…?
I think that’s a keeper! PERFECT! It’s got you written all over it ; )
I forgot my security pass again.
Haha! I guess we don’t need the back story on this one?
Receptionist is pissed off with me.
Is this another one? If so, your life story is tragic! ha!
My life’s empty but for tragedy.
I think this is the keeper! One to pass on to your grandchildren.
This is really hard to do!
-Hey, that’s 6 words. Does that count?
It does, if it’s the story of your life. Ha!
trying my best. can do better.
I think that truly is the story of your life, at least the first part. I think everyone can always do better. : ) No one can ask for more than that.
The best person that ever lived.
Knowing everything can be very difficult.
Why am I so great, huh?
Why are you a show off?
Hahaha! I had to examine that closely. No ego distress with you, eh?
Which one of your six word memoirs do you choose to stand the test of time?
I actually think # 2 best describes you. Haha!
… did I say that out LOUD?!?!?
Haha! Perfect! Sadly, I think that may be the story of a lot of people’s lives. Lol.
Wait, What? I’m NOT healthy? Damn.
Emotionally healthy, very funny, super smart.
“I didn’t expect that to happen”
Haha! I can see that being the story of your life! It says a lot in those six words. I think you can apply that to your Philly Steak Sandwich run : )